In this video, I discuss David Hume’s essay “The Natural History of Religion,” originally published as one of the Four Dissertations in the work by that name. I start out by indicating some of Hume’s key ideas, assumptions, and methods in the work. Then, I discuss Hume’s views on the origins and nature of polytheism […]

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Hume’s philosophy is dependent on his concept of ideas, understand this and you’re well on your way! For more on David Hume, Check out our blog: http://www.60secondphilosophy.com/blog/david-hume-on-ideas Have a question on a topic in philosophy? Ask it in the comments section and we will answer it in our next Q&A video! Check us out on […]

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In this lecture/discussion session from my 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we finish up our study of David Hume’s classic work in Philosophy of Religion, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, by focusing on most of the arguments about God’s existence and God’s nature made between his three interlocutors — Philo, Demea, and Cleanthes. […]

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In this lecture/discussion video from my Spring 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class, we start our study of David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. We being with some preliminary matters, talking about why Hume wrote a dialogue, what his rhetorical purposes were in setting up such a debate, and some of the background assumptions of Hume’s […]

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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise the 8-week General Philosophy course and were delivered in late 2009 and 2010.

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In this lecture/discussion section from my Fall 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we explore some of the correspondence between Rene Descartes and Princess Elisabeth. In particular, we look at their back and forth discussion about the nature of the soul or the mind, and about how the mind is united with the […]

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In this lecture/discussion session from my Fall 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we begin our study of Rene Descartes’ late work, The Passions of the Soul, focusing on the first part of the work. In that part, Descartes discusses how the mind/soul and the body interact, specifically through the brain. We examine […]

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This video focuses on Plato’s work, The Phaedo, and sets out an argument Socrates provides there for the immortality of the soul […]

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This is a video in my new Core Concepts series — designed to provide students and lifelong learners a brief discussion focused on one main concept from a classic philosophical text and thinker. This video focuses on Plato’s dialogue, The Meno, and examines the Platonic doctrine of recollection as discussed by Socrates in that dialogue. […]

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